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    electricjim

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    Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:56 pm

    just thought id share what im upto.

    as my mini is a pre 90's one i have had to cut holes where rover put them 130mm.
    once i did this i made up a two layer shelf 9mm and 12mm this distances it enough that 17cm speakers can fit with out a problem the 12mm layer sits above the speakers so the speaker fabric can lay across the whole lot with out any sign of the extra sounds Smile.

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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:25 pm

    looks like it will fit very nicely, cant wait to see the finished item alien
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:09 pm

    ah thats the beauty of it you wont see a thing Very Happy. ive got a 3rd led brake light to go on it also, i thought it a good idea as so many people seem to be getting rear ended. I have noticed alot of drivers sit right up the arse of minis too close to see any of the lights anyway.

    dunno if any one is interested but i cut enough wood for another stealth shelf unfinished of course, would part with it for a small donation to the mini fund Very Happy
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:12 pm

    doing this was the scary bit, cutting holes in my lovely car

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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:14 pm

    yeah good idea, its not fun being rear ended, but i dont think an extra light will stop some drivers, some people are just blind Cool
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:15 pm

    good point where can i fit some cannons Very Happy
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:27 pm

    just dont stop, its harder for them to hit a moving target Twisted Evil
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:28 pm

    good plan myby i should zig and zag a bit too Very Happy
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  understeer into wood on Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:15 pm

    I cut holes for two 6X9s and a 10" subwoofer in mine, it sounds awesome.
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:19 pm

    lol i didn't have the bottle to remove that much metal, bet that sub makes the 6x9s move a bit Very Happy. il have ot have a listen some time
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:16 am

    brake light and speakers fitted, they are there honest, and they sound great

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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Shane Hudson on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:39 pm

    Looks so much better when the speakers are hidden!! I have a ally one, not sure if I am keeping or not... two actually if I remember correctly!
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:59 pm

    And with the 3rd brake light wired up looks quite smart Very Happy

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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:26 pm

    Looks Blinding Very Happy
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:23 am

    You still got the extra wood to make another shelf?
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:29 am

    yep still got both parts 12mm and 9mm mdf

    will except small donations towards my mini fund for them Very Happy
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:42 am

    Cool, i will gladly donate, i dont surpose you have the cutting template for it?
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:44 am

    i used the thin material from the parcel shelf and cut round it then sanded it to size
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:46 am

    yeah i wont be able to do that, my material is about 30 years old and full of hole and is stuck to the shelf Razz
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:48 am

    so was mine lol. your welcome to bring over some material / wood to trace out your own template
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:53 am

    so you still have you material somewhere i could trace around?
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:55 am

    yep rolled up in the garage
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:56 am

    perfect Smile .. what how much of donation would you need to part with the material Razz
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  electricjim on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:59 am

    lol im not parting with that just in case i need to make another one Very Happy, you can trace round it if you like but id like to keep hold of it. or the two pre cut bits of mdf 5-10 quid something like that for both bits
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    Re: Stealth shelf

    Post  Retro_1985 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:07 am

    yeah thats cool with me, when would you like me to collect? also are the bits small enough to fit in my mini?

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